Podcast: UK Faces A Hard Brexit Fall

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May speaks after a European Union meeting, October 20, 2017

As an internal Government report reconfirms the estimate that the UK’s departure from the European Union will bring a relative loss of £5,200 per year per household in GDP, I spoke with BBC Three Counties Radio about the impending decline.

Beginning with the declaration of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Brexit is the “single-stupidest” action by a country except for Donald Trump’s election — and with the question, “Why should we believe you?” — I lay out the economic facts to counter the Brexit illusions.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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